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Cathedral of the Isles, Millport

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The Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae. It is one of the two cathedrals of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, the other being St John's Cathedral in Oban. The ordinary of the diocese is the Right Reverend Kevin PearsonHistoryGeorge Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow was benefactor of the cathedral and commissioned William Butterfield to design the building. Butterfield was one of the great architects of the Gothic revival and also designed St Ninian's Cathedral in Perth. Construction finished in 1849 and the cathedral opened in 1851. Formal gardens and woodland surround the cathedral, the tallest building on Great Cumbrae and the smallest cathedral in the British Isles.An interesting collection of Celtic Crosses is located in the entrance porch, all of which were excavated on the island in Victorian times.
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  • Came in off the boat for the service last Sunday - sunny day, pretty full church, very welcoming, and a nice service. Even Archie was made most welcome and he got a blessing! 
  • Visited the cathedral of the Isles lovely gardens and very peacful lovely views through the trees to the beach and river beyond 
  • We took a wee walk up the hill and walked down the street to the cathedral. Nice folks on the street. We met two people that were helpful. Cathedral inside was nice and wee. Burial grounds are worth a...  read more »
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